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vol 60 / JULY, 2017
Article
UDC 524.3

METHOD FOR EVALUATION OF THE MAGNITUDE OF SOLAR RADIATION REFLECTED BY INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

V. M. Tymkul
Siberian State Academy of Geodesy, Department of Nanosystems and Optical Engineering, Novosibirsk; Professor


L. V. Tymkul
Siberian State Geodetic Academy; Professor


F. Y. A
Siberian State Academy of Geodesy, Department of Nanosystems and Optotechnique, Novosibirsk; Post-Graduate Student


K. V. Kudryashov
Siberian State Academy of Geodesy, Department of Nanosystems and Optotechnique, Novosibirsk;


S. V. Lugovskyh
Siberian State Academy of Geodesy, Department of Nanosystems and Optotechnique, Novosibirsk;


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Abstract.   A technique of calculating reflected solar radiation magnitude of the International Space Station (ISS) is presented. The method is based on the use of the brightness factor as an optical characteristic of the light reflected by the station and description of the reflecting surface as a superposition of cylindrical, conical, spherical and flat elements. An algorithm and software for calculation of the ISS magnitude as a function of the station and observer orientation angles are developed. The results of calculation are compared with data obtained from the Internet and special measurements.
Keywords: stellar magnitude, International Space Station, reflection coefficient of overall brightness